Archive for October 8th, 2012

October 8, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

In the face of a flat refusal by Bulgaria’s Prime Minister, Health Minister and the governing party to consider easing up the ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and other […]

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Three Road Infrastructure Agency officials arrested on bribery charges released on 25 000 leva bail

October 8, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Three employees of Bulgaria’s Road Infrastructure Agency arrested late last week on charges ranging from abuse of influence to influence peddlin ...

John Travolta arrives in Bulgaria for filming of the Killing Season

October 8, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Hollywood star John Travolta arrived at Sofia Airport on October 8 to head for Nu Boyana studios and his role in forthcoming film Killing Season, tele ...

Teachers’ salaries in Bulgaria to rise about 5% from January 1 – Education Minister

October 8, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Salaries of teachers in Bulgaria will increase by about five per cent from January 1 2012, Education Minister Sergei Ignatov said on October 8. The in ...

  • Restaurant Review: Kohinoor
    October 8, 2012, by Hector Poole

    We were in central Sofia one afternoon with friends from England  – our seven-year old-daughter in tow – when we decided to extend our meeting into the evening and stay […]

  • Germany’s Merkel to visit Greece on October 9
    October 8, 2012, by VOANews

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will visit Athens next week, her first visit to debt-ridden Greece since the three-year eurozone governmental debt crisis threatened to undermine the world’s economic […]

  • Ferenc Gyurcsány – still a divisive figure
    October 8, 2012, by The Budapest Times

    Is there anything you find good about the policies of Viktor Orbán’s government? The ban on lorries overtaking on the motorways. Is that the only thing? Perhaps also the ban […]